If Trek goes Trade, I hope nobody buys them. I hope they tank. I think TPB are an abomination and should go away forever. All they are is a gimmick to get a higher price for the same book. They take too much shelf space and they feel unnatural to hold. Whoever came up with that really lousy idea should be hung, drawn, and quartered.
I'm sure Trek won't go totally trade, and there are always ebooks.
But- there is a richness to bigger books.
And I feel more sophisticated when I have lots of them in my bookshelf.
So, no murdering over it.
In all seriousness, if the word count is high- then I'd rather have a bigger book, then one with tiny font, or so wide that I can't read it without breaking the spine.
And if there is more than 2 stories in it, it's cheaper than buying the novels individually.